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Grateful Dead Live at Brendan Byrne Arena on 1989-10-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Brendan Byrne Arena on 1989-10-16


Topics GEMS, Todd Evans


Set 2

Dark Star ->
Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Playing In The Band Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
I Will Take You Home ->
I Need A Miracle ->
Dark Star ->
Attics Of My Life ->
Playing In The Band Reprise

Encore
And We Bid You Good Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Brendan Byrne Arena
Location East Rutherford , NJ

Source FOB Schoeps CMC34 Cardiod>Panasonic SV250(?)>DAT
Lineage DAT > TASCAM DA-20 > M-Audio FireWire solo > Soundforge 8.0 wav @48K/16b (WinXP)> 44.1K/16b Audacity 1.2.3 > Tracks cut with shntool 2.0.3 > Flac 1.1.2 compression level 8 on FC3 Linux
Transferred by Todd Evans

Notes

This is part of the Lossless Legs **GEMS** Project
http://www.shnflac.net
May 2006

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Reviewer: a-flip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2014
Subject: My favorite show..
This is the best copy of the best second set! How can anyone not like this? STOP with the "anything past '77 sucks" hate. This is up there with ANY Dead. This is absolute interstellar travel material to the highest power...
Reviewer: *phrollic* - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2012
Subject: Happy 42 Bobby!
This was one of the most energized shows I was ever blessed to be part of. Once the music started, there were no strangers in that arena - I thought it was just because we were celebrating Bob's birthday! I have to confess - this was only my 2nd show at the time - I was 18 years old and was a rather fresh initiate into the Celestial Magic that a great many had been part of for so many years. So, when Attics came on, I had no idea what was even happening. My college roomate, who was a regular on the tours, was so pissed at me when I got back to school, declaring that he would have traded all 100+ shows he saw to have witnessed that. As, he played the studio version for me right there, I started to understand... and that tune continues to strike a special chord in my Heart every time I hear it. What a gift to all of us all... But beyond all that, after catching as many shows as possible in the following years, there was still something very special in the air that night. It's a show my brother and I will never forget...Thank you!
Reviewer: the peasant - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2010
Subject: WOW!
Much has already been said in other places about the last great stretch in the band's history (spring 89 to Brent's death; I know they still had their moments in the Hornsby/Welnick period). The atmosphere this night was electric to say the least. I was in the tapers' pit recording. The level of anticipation was positively giddy. Everyone in the house knew what was coming in the 2nd set. When those opening notes of Dark Star rang out and the place erupted, all of us in the tapers' pit silently smiled, nodded, gave silent high 5s, even gentle, brotherly hugs.

I don't care what any purists want to say about Dark Stars after '74 (or 72 or 69 or whatever). It was a special moment never to be forgotten. Thanks everyone!
Reviewer: spring mountain high - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2010
Subject: my 17th birthday
and i walked out of the show thinking i never have to see another dead show ever again after what i had just witnessed...2nd set just one long song...if only they hadn't shoe-horned 'i will take you home' in there...5 stars easy
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2010
Subject: Cool recording of a great show
Good AUD recording of a great show....Fall '89 was a productive tour. This could be considered a re-hash of 10-9-89 with the DS and Attics. Sweet Playin' sandwich.
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2009
Subject: ShyDawg's Unkept Promises
I love these people (SkyDawg) who tell us thay there were no real Dark Star's after 1974. I saw many, some good, some really good, some mediocre. But who are you to tell me this. What instrument do you play? I'm sure you couldn't hum Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star correctly. I've played jazz guitar professionally for 25+ years and I know a lot about playing live improvosational music. I saw some excellent Dark Star's with Brandford (2X), and many with Hornsby (MSG 1990 in particular) that were great. They might not have been as good as 1974, but 1974 wasn't as good as 1970 &1971. So take your lame ass critiques and downer posts and go jerk your self off somewhere else. Hope Mommy doesn't walk in on you!
Reviewer: wileysmiley - favoritefavorite - August 4, 2009
Subject: The Last Hurrah
Having spent 10 years going to Dead Shows, this was the last "gr8" show I attended, withmy last show being in 1990 at MSG. Of course, JG was not in good voice, and the Band had incorporated all manner of midi sounds, and 25 years on the road had worn them all out, us too perhaps.

BUT this was a great time, the crowd was joyful and erupted when they broke out DS, but then the playin sandwich, attics, we bid....only clinker is I will take you home, which was salvaged by a reworked miracle. Nightfall does not capture the essence....

we sat behind the stage, and as the band departed, JG was smiling ear to ear and gave a big wave to crowd...last time I saw him happy, got a good look at mydland that night as well, not so good. knew his days were numbered. skip nightfall, dl this.

as for the soundboard controversy stick with quality auds....we were part of the show too afterall. peace b/w/u all, good night, good night goodnight.
Reviewer: SkyDawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2008
Subject: Unkept Promises
This show, and its SBD companion "Nightfall Of Diamonds" promises more than it delivers. The setlist looks like it is straight out of 1972 or 1973. It looks great on paper with Dark Star & Attics, but the execution is uninspired. The last "real" Dark Star was played on 10/18/74, with all the later versions from 1978 on sounding more like lip service than anything else. Nice try guys, but it just never worked. Four stars for the sound quality of this aud. The performance is middle of the road.
Reviewer: rick e. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2008
Subject: 1989-10-16
This audience is more like the way I remember it than the vault release"Nightfall Of Diamonds". Although that release does sound great ,I think this source sounds more like it did at the show.I missed the Hampton shows because I had already made plans for Meadowlands,Philly ,and Charlotte, but I was very happy to see my first "Dark Star".
Being the 2nd "Dark Star" since '84 the crowd went nuts.No one knew if we'd have to wait another 5 years for another one.
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